RTX 40 series laptops have started streaming in and we haven't got a lot of them. But here's the best of them. I intend to update them as soon as new ones pop up.
RTX 4060 graphics cards in laptops have an average improvement in the performance of about 36%. That is a massive improvement in performance that will increase the frame rate. This helps in gaming at Ultra settings for a lot more games. It also features a 27% increase in effective speed. You can read more on the performance increases between RTX 3060 and RTX 4070 in UserBenchmark.
When buying a laptop, I would strongly recommend getting the latest processor or the latest graphics cards because this brings in a great improvement in performance at a low cost. For example, the new RTX 4060 offers performance similar to RTX 3070. This too at a lower price.
So let's get to the best laptops with RTX 4060 graphics cards.
MSI Cyborg 15Buy from Amazon
This is the first laptop I could find in the Indian market that offers RTX 40 series laptops. MSI did the right thing by bringing it to the country so early.
It still has a 12th-generation Intel i7 processor, and I strongly believe they should have gone with the 13th-generation processor, but still, just to have a laptop that features an RTX 3060 graphics card itself is a great thing. We are sure that the laptop will soon be released with the 13th generation Intel processor as well as the AMD processors but we are yet to see them on amazon.
This is a great laptop that weighs well under 2kgs making it highly portable. It is really rare to have laptops that weigh under 2kgs with great graphics cards. With a mechanized exterior design, this laptop will turn the eyes.
The laptop features Intel 12th Gen. i7-12650H processor. This is a really powerful processor that can handle all your gaming requirements. The processor does really bring out the performance that the graphics card can offer. It helps load content and render them excellently on the screen. One of the problems which I have noticed when people go for laptops is that their processors are not as good as their graphics cards. One should always ensure that the processor is at par or better than the graphics card so that the performance offered is excellent.
For RAM, the laptop has 16GB of memory. This is enough for most if not all games. Unless you're doing some software development, this should be enough for most. The laptop has 512GB of SSD, which I feel is a bit insufficient at this age. But since most of us use Netflix to binge-watch series and don't have to download anything but the games we play, this should be okay.
The laptop comes in a translucent black colour. It comes with MSI centre preinstalled. The software helps in tuning various aspects of the laptop, such as performance and keyboard lighting and so on.
Speaking of the keyboard, it is soft to type, great for a gaming keyboard. The single-colour blue lighting helps in using the laptop even in the dark and adds to the ambience while gaming.
The WiFi adaptor in the laptop supports WiFi 6 which means lower latency and faster speeds for online gaming.
Overall the laptop is great for gaming at a value price.
MSI Katana 17Buy from Amazon
Katana is the premium offering from MSI, offering a wide range of features that is not available in the lower-end models. My favourite part about this laptop is that it offers 13th generation Intel processors which offer great performance and help in the battery life.
The newer generation Intel processors use lower energy as compared to the previous generation, thanks to advancements in technology. The laptop features an Intel i7-13620H processor. This is the latest lineup from Intel.
The RTX 4060 on this laptop is optimally placed and the build quality of the laptop is great. This helps in keeping the laptop cool even after extended hours of gaming.
MSI offers 16GB of RAM with the laptop which suffices most needs. It has a 1TB SSD, ensuring the laptop boots faster and the games are loading faster.
Nvidia's Max Q technology helps keep the laptop slimmer. The weight of the laptop is under 2 kg, making it ultra-portable.
The sound quality on the laptop is excellent and offers a great experience during both gaming and during watching movies. The keyboard is excellent to type on with enough mobility for the keys. The spacing between the keys helps type on the keyboard for long hours. The RGB backlight is configurable and comes with per-key lighting.
Overall, the laptop is a great package at a great price and I would strongly recommend getting one of these if your plans are to get an RTX 40 series laptop immediately. Otherwise, one can wait and see what new models come up as more manufacturers start importing laptops to India.
A lot of other laptops are coming with RTX 4060 graphics cards. But currently, these are the available ones. In the meanwhile, you can check out RTX 30 series laptops which are becoming very cheaper.
But if your eyes are set on getting the best RTX 4060 laptop, I'd recommend you wait.
You can also take a look at all the laptops MSI has released this year here.